The mixture can simmer most of the day, and as the water evaporates, more can be added. I love the way this smells like a pumpkin pie is baking, and I’m not gonna lie: When this aroma fills my home, I often forget that today isn’t Thanksgiving day (which is a little funny when it’s the middle of October).
By the wonderful grace of God I have been blessed with THE BEST grandparents E.V.E.R. So much so that many of my friends and other relatives not related to them have adopted my grandparents as their own. I big fat love them with all my heart. My sweet grandpa loves football, and he and my dad (smooches, Dad!) watch football together. They’ve passed down their love of the game to me, and I appreciate a good game (even if I don’t understand some of it). Hook’em Horns!
My grandpa is a big eggnog fan, and he and I are among the crazies that need eggnog like we need water…at least until January when the cruel eggnog people quit selling it. I found eggnog in Target the other day and had to call Grandpa on the phone to tell him “Happy Eggnog Day.” It’s going to be a great couple of months…but not necessarily for my waistline.
My cute grandma has been making caramel apples for YEARS. I can’t remember a Halloween that she hasn’t made them, although I realized the other day that I’ve never actually seen her make them. The yummy apples just magically appear on her counter on Halloween day, and you better not pass one up – it’ll be your loss.
I haven’t ever made caramel apples, so I called her to get a few tips. Grandma saves time by buying the store caramels and puts them in the microwave for a few minutes. She makes sure to have some wax paper down so the apples won’t stick to the tray.
I used kabob sticks instead of craft sticks because I had them on hand. The green apple is for me because I prefer them to red. I made the executive decision to roll two apples in Oreo crumbs for The Hubs and myself. WOW. That was a great choice.